Lead Boldly. Ignite Change. Accelerate Success.

Washington, DC January 12-14, 2018

The Experience

You are a born leader. The time is now for you to embrace that status and that power. In fact, the world needs strong, bold, beautiful women, JUST LIKE YOU, to share your authentic leadership from the inside out – leading others, leading teams, leading you. That authenticity also includes seeking clarity regarding our past journey, your current habits, and your future successes. Don’t Await It, Create It is an intimate experience to expand your potential. It is not a conference, it is a guided summit where you receive the support, strategies, and success tools needed to shift out of DOING so much and into a state of BEING that supports both your desire to lead boldly and have a healthy, happy life.

hometile2Through a focused and fun weekend of coaching, seminars, reflection, and training, we’ll provide practical tools to help you shift your inner dialogue from sabotaging to soulful. Don’t Await It, Create It is THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE the next chapter of your life:

Stepping up into a new career role? Struggling to blend the challenge of a big career and a big life you love? Use this retreat’s tools to discover fresh perspective and answers.

Hearing from your inner voice that your dreams aren’t pragmatic or you don’t deserve them? That other projects, other crises, other people should come first? At Don’t Await It, Create It, you’ll amplify the inner voice that is telling you, “You Can Do This” and try on new approaches with like minded professionals in a safe space.

You are the best leader for the goals you want to accomplish, and together we’ll explore what it means to experience a healthy, happy, whole relationship with yourself. Don’t Await it Create It will skillfully challenge you to live and work beyond your expectations.

Julie Jakopic has been helping leaders succeed since she tutored her friends in math in third grade. Today, Julie is one of the nation’s top organizational and leadership development consultants and coaches who has shared the stage with luminaries like President Obama and change agent Neale Donald Walsch, Julie’s on a mission to help build the new paradigm of business where leaders lead boldly and have lives they love.

A social psychologist by training, Julie has worked with elected officials, non-profit leaders and corporate executives to clarify their vision, build relationships and design and execute strategies to achieve extraordinary results. Author of Planning for Results, a nationally recognized strategic planning tool, and creator of the Don’t Await It, Create It framework and event, Julie gets rave reviews as a speaker, coach, facilitator, and strategist known for her pragmatic and optimistic approach. Clients credit her ability to not only build and grow their own leadership skills, but also her uncanny understanding of how to help executives develop and strengthen the talent beneath them.

Here are some quotes from the most recent DC event:

“a deceptively simple & profound way to take action in any aspect of life & achieve your dreams”

“This is an opportunitiy to check in with yourself, understand yourself and others on a deeper leverl, and create a plan for a powerful year”

“During this weekend you will tell yourself truths you never thought you had and ​have support to ​help you work through the good, bad and ugly”

“This is a weekend to think about only you. Met amazing women that you would never meet. Learned what is possible ovce you push beyond your own fear of being great”

You’ll be spending the weekend AT:


PalomarOur host hotel and venue, The Palomar by Kimpton, will challenge your expectations of DC Hospitality.

Awarded the Awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the Palomar offers the most spacious accommodations in the metro. Combine Yoga Mats in the Room, Public Bikes on the Patio, and Create It in their truly luxurious meeting rooms, and the Palomar by Kimpton truly will redefine Urban Retreat for you.

You can call to make their reservations 24 hours a day at 877-866-3070. All reservations should be made no later than Monday, December 11, under the “Don’t Await It; Create It” room block in order to receive the group rate. Or you can register here.

You’ll walk away transformed, with a clear understanding of what you want and how to want to achieve it, along with revolutionary and pragmatic tools to be better at work AND life. You’ll be a stronger leader. You’ll be ready. Your dreams are possible.  Don’t await your future, CREATE IT.